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I have a Sears Kenmore Model 402.4903 that will not fill with water under normal use. I can enter the quick test mode and test the water values and the machine will fill. If I run a cycle right after that test it runs trough the normal process (drill, fill, wassh ect.) Now if I put the next load in I have an issue again and have to repeat the quick test process (above) again to get the cycle to run. Does anyone have any idea what is causing this issue. My guess is it is some sensor but I have no idea which one.

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Your model does not right so it is hard to find the main root cause. It may have the issue with pressure switch.

Posted on Oct 23, 2013

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    Anthony Garofali Oct 23, 2013

    I checked the model number and this is correct. I have also noticed through the quick test that if I force water into the tub by runinning the value check it will run a cycle directly after that. If I clear the water after the water value test by running the pump test I will run into my orignal problem. If seems that if there is water to pump out the cycle will run normally, if there is not water to pump out it will not fill. I'm not sure on the order of checks the system runs through to detrimine if it should fill or not.

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Hello. Yes there is a fill level pressure switch. It is pressure activated by the pressure of water rising in a tube as the water rises in the tub.It's easy to find and easy to replace. Look for the tube and follow it to the switch. Parts for Kenmore are available at 1-800-516-9625 or at http:\www.sears.com.
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I have seen this problem numerous times on service calls. It sounds like you have a siphoning problem. The key symptom is the wash tub that continously attempts to fill, but cannot achieve the proper water level. This is often caused by not having an air gap on your drain line, improper placement of the drain hose, or a standpipe that is too small in diameter. The following link explains:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r587481-prevent_washer_siphoning

If you place the drain hose in the standpipe too far, or seal the top of the standpipe, this can cause a vacuum which will cause the symptoms you describe. A tell-tale sign will be a sucking noise as you pull the drain hose from the standpipe. Read through the link I provided. If this does not correct your problem please post back and let me know before you rate this solution. This way I can try to assist you further. I hope this corrects your problem.

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This machine has a water valve that works on vaccuum from the tub. You will see a small clear hose that runs from the side of the tub up to this valve. This valve is adjustable to change the water level in the tub to desired setting on some machines, but if it goes bad, it will not shut off, thus overflowing the tub. Find this valve and replace it if adjustment does not work.

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